Experienced campaigners like Mohammad Ashraful, Abdur Razzak, Elias Sunny and Nasir Hossain have failed to score 11 on the beep test, which is necessary to qualify for this year's National Cricket League.
Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has set the bar for fitness higher than the earlier years this year as they have increased the minimum required score to 11 from nine.
Most of the cricketers have passed the test by scoring more than 11, but some senior campaigners failed.
Mohammad Ashraful, once the superstar of the national team, managed to score only 9.7 in his beep test. Players like Abdur Razzak, Elias Sunny and Nasir Hossain also managed to score lower than the required 11.
Rajshahi opener Mizanur Rahman scored 11.6 on the test, whereas former national team opener Junaid Siddiqui managed to score 11.2.
Selector Habibul Bashar is very happy with the fitness of the players as he disclosed that 96% of the players who took part in the test at Dhaka scored more than 11. He added that the failed players will have to take the beep test again and score 11 or more to play in the domestic top tier.
This year's National Cricket League will commence on the 10th of October.